Dr. I. M. Nawarathne


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Office Address:  

Main Library,
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,
Belihuloya,
70140,
Sri Lanka.

Email: nawarathne@lib.sab.ac.lk

Telephone: +94(0)45 - 2280045

 

Educational/ Professional Qualifications:  

PhD, Banaras Hindu University, India

MLSc (Library & Information Science), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

BA Hons (Library Science), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 

Research Interests:

Reading habits and interests of students

Service quality and user satisfaction 

Information literacy

 

Memberships & Awards (selected):

Member of the University Librarians' Association (ULA) of Sri Lanka

 

Teaching:

Visiting lecturer in Library Skills (BA December 2010 - April 2011 & 2009 - 2010), Department of Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences & Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Visiting lecturer in Certificate Course in Library & Information Sciences (October 2006 - September 2007), External Degree Programme & Extension Services Unit, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

 

Positions Held (selected):

Coordinator of the study center, Open University, Buttala (2004-2005)

Secretary of the library advisory committee on library management, Sabaragamuwa University (2009)  

Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board, Sabaragamuwa University (2014-2016)

Student Counselor, Sabaragamuwa University (academic year 2015/2016)

 

Indexed/Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Rathnayaka, R. M. K. T. (2019). Analyzing user Satisfaction with Academic Library Services using CRISP-DM Process. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 56(3), 135-139. 

 

  • George, C. K., Nawarathne, I. M., & Chandrashekara, M. (2019). Perceptions of Academic Librarians in Sri Lanka about Faculty Status and Teaching Information Literacy (IL). Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M. (2015). The perception and satisfaction of the academic staff members towards quality of the library services: Perspectives from academic libraries in Sri Lanka. PEARL: A Journal of Library and Information Science, 9(4), 262-272.

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Singh, A. P. (2013). A Comparative Study of Service Quality and User Satisfaction in Sri Lankan Academic Libraries. Journal of Knowledge & Communication Management, 3(2). 

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Singh, A. P. (2013). The Service Quality and User Satisfaction in Sri Lankan Academic Libraries: Literature Review. Indian Journal of Information Sources & Services, 3(2). 

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Singh, A. P. (2013). Users' Satisfaction of the Academic Libraries in Sri Lanka. Journal of PEARL, 7(2). 

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Singh, A. P. (2013). Adaptation of Service Quality for Academic Libraries in Sri Lanka. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 50(3). 

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M. (2012). Information Literacy Programme Conducted by Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka: General Overview. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology, 2(4). 

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M. (2012). Reading Interest of Undergraduates of Sri Lanka. Researchers' World Journal, 3(1). 

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Ratnayake, A. R. M. M. (2011). Library Committees of Sri Lankan Universities: A Study of the Existing Situation. Journal of the Young Librarians' Association, 4, 76-84. 

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M. (2010). University Library Usage of the Undergraduates of Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University Journal

 

  • Wijewickrema, P. K. C. M., & Nawarathne, I. M. (2009). Indri's Suitability as a Digital Library Search Engine: An Evaluation. Journal of the University Librarians' Association of Sri Lanka, 13(special issue), 165-179.

 

  • Ratnayake, A. R. M. M., & Nawarathne, I. M. (2008). Weeding Practices Existing in Sri Lankan University Libraries: An Analysis of the Current Situation. Journal of the University Librarians' Association of Sri Lanka.

 

Abstracts/ Posters Presented at National/ International Conferences:

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Singh, A. P. (2012). Users' Satisfaction of the Academic Library Service. Abstracts of the International Conference on Asian Studies (ICAS 2012).

 

  • Yuvaraj, M., & Nawarathne, I. M. (2012). Cloud Computing Efficiency in Developing. Abstracts of the 13th Annual Research Symposium of the University of Kelaniya.

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M. (2012). Current Situation of Information Literacy Pedagogy of Academic Libraries in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the 13th Annual Research Symposium of the University of Kelaniya.

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M., & Ratnayake (2010). Incorporating Library Skills to the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Practical Approach at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the Achievers Colloquium 2010.

 

  • Nawarathne, I. M. (2008). Reading Habits of Undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Abstracts of the 2nd SUSL International Symposium, 118.